Scientific Linux Security Update : mysql on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. It consists
of the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) and many client programs and
libraries.

A flaw was found in the way MySQL processed HANDLER READ NEXT
statements after deleting a record. A remote, authenticated attacker
could use this flaw to provide such requests, causing mysqld to crash.
This issue only caused a temporary denial of service, as mysqld was
automatically restarted after the crash. (CVE-2012-2102)

This update also adds the following enhancement :

- The InnoDB storage engine is built-in for all
architectures. This update adds InnoDB Plugin, the
InnoDB storage engine as a plug-in for the 32-bit x86,
AMD64, and Intel 64 architectures. The plug-in offers
additional features and better performance than when
using the built-in InnoDB storage engine. Refer to the
MySQL documentation, linked to in the References
section, for information about enabling the plug-in.

All MySQL users should upgrade to these updated packages, which add
this enhancement and contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
After installing this update, the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) will be
restarted automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?6b444cfc

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61341 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2102